Sachsenring next battle for Red Bull KTM Ajo Moto3


Jose Antonio Rueda and Xabi Zurutuza face the final round before the summer break.

The German Grand Prix is next up for Red Bull KTM Ajo, as Jose Antonio Rueda and Xabi Zurutuza move on to Sachsenring after competing in the Dutch TT last weekend. Rueda will look to fight for the podium once again, and Zurutuza will get his first experience of the track.

Rueda was very competitive during the race at Assen. The Red Bull KTM Ajo rider pushed for the podium fell just short on the final corners. Despite this, he is showing great solidity each weekend and feels confident about fighting for the top spots again in Germany. Last season he finished thirteenth in his debut at the Sachsenring, and this time around he hopes to continue demonstrating his quality. With 58 points, he is seventh in the overall standings.

Zurutuza is eager to make up for a bittersweet weekend at Assen. After having to complete two long lap penalties, the Moto3 rookie could not fight for the points and finished nineteenth. However, he experienced a very good feeling throughout the entire weekend, something that he wants to carry over to Germany. Sachsenring will be an unknown track for him, and he currently occupies the 22nd position in the standings with 3 points.

Red Bull KTM Ajo are seventh in the Team standings, with 64 points. In 2023, Deniz Öncü achieved his first Grand Prix win at Sachsenring, while in 2021 it was Pedro Acosta who won the race. The 23-lap German Grand Prix will begin at 11:00 am local time on Sunday.

Circuit information – Sachsenring
Length: 3.671 m / 2.281 miles
Width: 12 m / 39.37 ft.
Left corners: 10
Right corners: 3
Longest straight: 700 m / 2296.59 ft.
Constructed: 1996

“At Assen we had a good race, although we missed out on the podium on the final corners. We arrive in Germany with a good feeling and happy with the work we have done. I think we can have a good weekend there and I think we can fight for the podium and the victory. We just have to continue working in the same way.”

“I am very grateful to be going to another new circuit. We are starting from scratch, little by little, accumulating kilometres. It is a smaller circuit than what we are used to, so we will try to continue working, demonstrate the potential we have and get points in Sunday’s race.”